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Plan for the Future NOW at Directions EMEA 2017!

You must plan for the future, especially as an ISV, designing your business strategy moving forward on Dynamics NAV and/or Dynamics 365. It is likely a number of questions regarding how to move forward as a Dynamics Partner have already surfaced in your business in one way or another. We here at 1ClickFactory gathered our elite team to discuss and prepare the bundle of the hottest topics in the Dynamics market to help you find the answers and the right path for your business in the ever changing Microsoft Dynamics landscape. Join us for our planning sessions and workshops to understand your options, advantages/disadvantages and best path scenarios to plan your strategy to stay current and keep your customers happy.

5 Risks for Deploying Dynamics NAV on Azure without a Hosting Partner

Establishing your own Microsoft Azure infrastructure vs. collaborating with a Microsoft Azure infrastructure hosting provider. What risks do you face when setting up your own Microsoft Azure infrastructure in-house? In this blog post I’ll explain the 5 known risks you should consider when evaluating these two Dynamics NAV on Azure deployment options.

How to Configure Power BI for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

As an executive or manager, you know how important it is to have an accurate and timely information available to you when you need to make decisions, especially those critical to your company’s future. Most successful companies implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track and evaluate, making key decisions based on those. The easiest way to communicate and visualize KPIs is to have these displayed graphical with the ability to dive in deeper to a particular value.

Dynamics NAV on Azure Backup Alternatives: Should You Build Your Own Infrastructure or Collaborate with Hosting Provider?

In this series of blog posts, we will dive deeper into the features that ensure a customer’s efficiency when using a NAV solution on Microsoft Azure. This blog will analyze the infrastructure backup processes by comparing two deployment alternatives.

Dynamics NAV on Azure Monitoring Alternatives: Should You Build Own Infrastructure or Collaborate With Hosting Provider?

The option of deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on the public cloud of Microsoft Azure is sweeping the Dynamics market. More and more customers are preferring solutions that are fast to set-up, easy-to-use and integrated with pay – as-you-go models. Another reason Microsoft Azure is becoming a more popular choice is the decreased prices for Microsoft Dynamics NAV subscription licenses offered by Microsoft. The only remaining question for a Partner is…how do we start?
This particular blog post will analyze the Infrastructure Monitoring processes by comparing two deployment alternatives - building own infrastructure versus collaboration with hosting provider.

5 Reasons to Provision Your Highly Customized Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solution in the Cloud

Do you need a solution that quickly and securely implements any Microsoft Dynamics NAV, with any customizations, on Microsoft Azure while minimizing your risk and your investment? One year ago, Stig Langset, Sales Director of CGI Norway, one of the largest NAV Partners in the Nordics, was faced with this precise problem when this company undertook their first highly customized Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure solution (“PowerCloud”) implementation for The Network Alliance.

How to Select the Best Microsoft Azure Datacenter for Your NAV Deployment

When deciding to host your Dynamics NAV’s solution data on Microsoft Azure, it is crucial that you deploy your NAV system in the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region. To determine which Microsoft Azure datacenter location is best you must carefully consider performance and availability. Luckily, this article explains all the factors to evaluate in order to choose the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region as well as the technical aspects of deploying your NAV solution in one region versus another.

Is Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV Better for SMBs?

Microsoft’s Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has become an integral part of business today. It provides businesses with the tools they need to connect and manage their people and processes as well as with the insight to make smarter decisions. Dynamics is designed to easily adapt as businesses grow and business needs change, with Dynamics NAV for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) or Dynamics AX for enterprise, global organizations.

Each new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers a variety of features and functions that are much more powerful and faster in their performance, but are usually accompanied with greater requirements. Given this, the newer versions of Dynamics AX may seem too powerful and complex for smaller companies to upgrade to and maintain.

This puts SMBs with an outdated Dynamics AX solution in a rather difficult situation—on the one hand, upgrading to the newer versions of AX may be too large and complicated, while on the other hand, remaining on an older version of AX could lead them to deterioration, a loss of competitiveness and a reliance upon an unsupported Microsoft product (e.g. AX 2009 & earlier versions).

As suspected, in these situations SMBs will naturally begin to look for other opportunities to enhance their ERP capabilities.

Multitenancy on the Cloud: Benefits and Set-Up Tricks

As many of our peers in the IT industry regard Multitenancy as an important feature of Cloud computing (though there may be situations where we could benefit from multitenant Dynamics NAV deployment in an on-premise environment), we would like to cover Multitenancy topic in our blog posts that feature Cloud (Microsoft Azure) theme. In this post I will give you an overview of Multitenancy benefits for Microsoft Partners, and also walk you through Multiteancy architecture and set-up guidelines.

Webinar: Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure secure?

The primary fear your customers face when moving their Dynamics NAV solutions to Microsoft Azure is losing data or losing access to data in the cloud. "Is Microsoft Azure a safe and secure option for our business systems?" is probably the #1 Question developers are asked today by their management. We hosted webinar "Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure Secure?" where partners discussed the security of Microsoft Azure with Dynamics NAV Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, Freddy Kristiansen and Giedrius Kakanauskas, NAV Cloud Consultant at 1ClickFactory. Watch the video!